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Joseph J. McDowell

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Joseph Jefferson McDowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byWilliam Russell
Succeeded byJonathan D. Morris
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Fayette & Highland counties district
In office
December 3, 1832 – December 1, 1833
Preceded byDavid Reece
Succeeded byS. F. Geoman
R. D. Lilley
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Fayette & Highland counties district
In office
December 2, 1833 – December 6, 1835
Preceded byMoses Carothers
Succeeded byJacob Kirby
Personal details
Born(1800-11-13)November 13, 1800
Burke County, North Carolina
DiedJanuary 17, 1877(1877-01-17) (aged 76)
Hillsboro, Ohio
Resting placeHillsboro Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Joseph Jefferson McDowell (November 13, 1800 – January 17, 1877) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of Joseph McDowell.


Born in Burke (now McDowell) County, North Carolina, McDowell moved to Kentucky with his mother in 1805 and to Augusta County, Virginia, in 1817. He pursued preparatory studies. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He moved to Highland County, Ohio, in 1824 and continued agricultural pursuits. He moved to Hillsboro, Highland County, in 1829 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1832. He served in the State senate in 1833. He was appointed brigadier general of the State militia in 1834. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced the practice of his profession in Hillsboro, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress. Ohio Presidential elector in 1832 for Andrew Jackson.[1] McDowell was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847). He served as chairman of the Committee on Accounts (Twenty-eighth Congress). He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Hillsboro, Ohio, January 17, 1877. He was interred in Hillsboro Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 193
  • United States Congress. "Joseph J. McDowell (id: M000425)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 193.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jonathan D. Morris
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